Saturday, September 11, 2010

My Secret Diet Shame Exposed

As if there's something worse than being fat.  Well, actually there are tons of things worse than being fat.  But here goes.  Although I was perfectly capable of getting fat on my own, I am apparently unable to get unfat on my own.

So--here goes--I am doing Jenny Craig. 

I hate that I am doing Jenny Craig.  I am a smart woman and I should be able to do this myself.  But the fact is that my own diet attempt have failed.  I've mostly avoided the fad diets, but at the beginning of this summer I made a conscious effort to eat "healthy" and exercise more. 

I gained 10 pounds.

I fully believe in that whole initial weight gain at the beginning of an exercise program, but this was a steady increase in weight over the course of 2 months--more a testament to the idea that exercise doesn't make you lose weight.

So anyway, Jenny it is.  I have to say, it's not awful.  The food is actually pretty decent (this from a former all-from-scratch cook).  But more importantly, I've been incorporating way more fruits and fresh vegetables into my diet.  I feel like this was the jump-start I needed to get me on the right track. 

This isn't the way I want to live long-term, but I think it's going to make a good jumping off point.  And actually, that's what Jenny Craig is about: Teaching the right skills to make good choices in the future.  Right now, I feel like I'm going to do it. 

No, I know I'm going to do it. 

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